1. with respect to anorexia, decreased appetite.2. A drug or other representative which causes anorexia and thus diminishes the desire for food.
"described as decreased desire for food," 1832, health Latin, from Greek anorektos "without desire for food" (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.
struggling with anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
- causing lack of appetite
- an individual struggling with anorexia nervosa